Man arrested in shooting of man on front porch on West Side

Suspect ID'd as Ernest Borrego, 23, in shooting on West Salinas

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - Police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a man on his front porch on the city's West Side. 

The suspect was identified as Ernest Borrego.

The victim, who police said was in his 20s, was hit multiple times and was taken to University Hospital, where he died.

San Antonio police Chief William McManus said two men walked up to a home in the 2900 block of West Salinas around 11 a.m., when one of them opened fire on the victim. Police later determined the victim did not live at the home.

Police said the shooter, Borrego, was taken into custody as soon as they arrived.

They searched a nearby home on Rosillo Street for the other man but were unable to find him. Investigators said he may have fled in a gray Acura. McManus said it's possible that the shooting was drug-related.

Authorities said Borrego had a 2016 felony conviction for drug possession.

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